Close to budget
The three Mackay mills combined to crush 227,942 tonnes of cane for week ending August 13. The only significant stops for the week were due to repairs to the primary juice tank at Farleigh and scheduled maintenance stops for Marian & Racecourse mills. The total cane crushed to date for the season is 1,853,572 tonnes with a PRS of 12.02.
❚ Farleigh: 75,078 tonnes
❚ Marian: 87,244 tonnes
❚ Racecourse: 65,620 tonnes
❚ Total Mackay Mills: 227,942 tonnes
❚ PRS for week: 13.88
❚ Total cane crushed to date: 1,853,572 tonnes
❚ PRS Average to date: 12.02
❚ 2017 Estimate: 5,200,000 tonnes Mossman:
Mossman Mill plant availability was below budget for Week 10 but weekly throughput was above target. The factory processed 42,728 tonnes of cane at an average crushing rate of 323 t/hr. Major down time for the week occurred with a 10-hour scheduled maintenance day. Other down time was for a bagasse system choke, high speed elevator choke, control wiring failure in the juice circuit and a trip of the 6MW alternator. The pan stage has been rate limiting since switching back to JB1 sugar production from JA brand. The CCS continues to be on budget while expected tonnages appear to be dropping off slightly.
❚ Total for week: 42,728 tonnes
❚ CCS for week: 13.25
❚ Total cane crushed to date: 383,661 tonnes
❚ CCS average to date: 12.31
❚ 2017 crop estimate: 930,000 tonnes
❚ Total tonnes crushed by Mackay Sugar this week: 270,670 tonnes
THE weekly throughput of 50,308 tonnes was lower than budgeted due to both planned and unplanned stops.
A choke in the shredded cane elevator early on Monday morning caused extensive damage and resulted in about 17 hours of downtime.
This was followed by a planned stop on Wednesday to perform a scheduled clean and replace the master turbine gearbox on the shredder. This stop was almost 16 hours, but the new
gearbox has resulted in an improvement in the crushing rate. Average weekly CCS was 13.66, up from 13.33 the previous week. Bin weights have remained the same at 3.76 tonnes.
About 4700 tonnes of standover with an average CCS of 11.22 units was crushed for the week.
The continuing dry weather is providing good harvesting conditions.
The highest CCS recorded for the week was 16.60 from a rake of Q208 in the Dawlish Productivity District.